外文标题：PM Li Keqiang faces litmus test in Pakistan, China's 'iron brother'
BEIJING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang faces the challenge of meeting conflicting demands for his attention and Beijing's purse when he lands in Pakistan on Wednesday at the end of his India visit, his first foreign tour after assuming office.
Li needs to pay equal attention to the aspirations of newly elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the armed forces led by Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, sources said adding that the Chinese leader would have to tread a cautious path as there are grave differences between the two camps. On the other hand, Li is the guest of president Asif Ali Zardari whose Pakistan People's Party (PPP) got a bloody nose in the recent elections.
China will try to sell small helicopters and airplanes to Pakistan during Li's visit, sources said. Pakistan has always been the ready testing ground for defence-related technologies from China.
But Pakistan will seek its piece of the cake with a range of demands including funds for an international airport in Gwadar, tracks to connect the port to Pakistan's railway system and a national motorway in Sindh province, the sources said. Pakistani foreign ministry has itself given broad indications about its expectations from Beijing on further development of Gwadar, which has been seen as a 'Chinese gift' in the first place.
Pakistan has always been keen to make the most of China's geopolitical compulsions. It has obtained funds from Beijing to widen the Karakoram Highway connecting Xinjiang to Pak-Occupied Kashmir and building the Gwadar port.
Almost coinciding with Li's visit to Islamabad, Chinese geologists claimed to have found a huge gold reserve of 53 tonnes worth $3.2 billion in the troubled Xinjiang province, bordering Pakistan.
The gold find in addition to gas, coal and other minerals adds to Xinjiang's geo-political importance for China which has been wary of activities of Taliban-backed militants in the province. Sources said Islamabad has gained from Chinese fears of Pak-based elements stoking a bloody separatist movement in the strategic region.
Islamabad is also trying to gain from Beijing's attempt to develop the bordering province and link it to Central Asia. A move is also afoot to build a rail line connecting Xinjiang to Turkey and them to rest of Europe.
"Iron Brother" will soon be "rusted"...don't worry
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Prof partha (Cuttack)
China can show true leadership , if it could establish peace between India & Pakistan.
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Santosh (India) replies to Prof partha
Bro, open ur eyes, if there is peace between India & Pak... china will never be benifited... China is playing a game that they have played often... Purpose of India visit is "ONLY TRADE & BENEFIT" Purpose of PAK visit is to ensure that NAWAZ SHARIF should NOT be very close to INDIA...
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Begging is an art as well a career, Pakistan is master of both, if Pakistan did not have this unique foxy trait, Pakistan would have gone to dogs already, this called 'hath ki safaee'. Pakis leaders are masters in tricks, Indian leaders are masters in corruption.
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Pakistan is an Islamic state and as such is well versed in begging. Islamics in Pakistan will do anything to get some goodies thrown at them by Chinese. They survive by begging from USA and now China as well. They also export their women to India to work as Islamic prostitute to earn money and feed Islamics in Pakistan.
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SNIPER SCOPE (IN)
can"t they rely on themselves instead.
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Myint Kyaw (Yangon) replies to SNIPER SCOPE
Pakis and Indians are of the same stock. They always rely on others.
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Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha (Clinton, USA)
Pakistan is not beholden to China. It is said that Pakistan has more nuclear weapons than India. If she has achieved that she can certainly find arms sellers from a growing group of nations. It is up to China to out compete them if she needs Pakistan as an ally against India.
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Ping Lee (Singapore ) replies to Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha
China needs pakistan, as much as pakistan needs China. China is surrounded by American bases, Japan, south Korea, India, Central Asian American bases, Afghan bases. China cannot afford to loose pakistan at all.
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Sushrith (india) replies to Ping Lee
US doesn't have base in India. Americans wanted but India didn't allow.
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A biased and prapoganda article where things are seen through indian glasses. Pakistan do not get any aid from China. All chinese investments are loans. Gawader is a one very important agreement for China itself as by getting the oil supply through Gwader and then transported by train or road, china saves 11 days of its oil delivery time from the middle east. Building connecting roads in a couple patches or building a rail track to bridge a gap some where, is their own interest.
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Again Muslim majority state Xinjiang in China labelled as 'gold, oil & gas rich state', most such naturally rich Muslim states are discovered to have wealth under their feet! This is not only God's blessings for them but a test as well wether they give the due rights of the poor & destitute nations of the world or not.
This wealth is the real bottom line reason for conspiracies against Muslims in the world. It seems from the natural resources distribution that probably Muslims & not the Jews are the chosen people God. Sibling rivalry brings the Israelis(Jews) to the worst of their enmity with Muslims. You can get human beings killed by one excuse or the other, but what can you do to nature?
Suhel (Chicago) replies to Abdul
LOL, are you having some delusions f00l ?!?! Till today's date, no doubt Saudi Arabia is world's largest producer of gas... but by the next 5 years, do you know which country will be the largest producer of Oil and Gas ?!?! US of A !!! Take that !!! When Gulf and Arab reserves are over, US will open their lid from oil wells, the amount and quantity of reserves are so large with US that it can easily survive for next millennium. What gulf and arab countries are standing today is, all on the basis of Oil, Soon those oil wells are going get dried up / finish... then what ?!?! Come to d@dd y then !!! :P
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hahaha, Nice to see that big ring master China which holds a strong leather whip for m0nk3y Fackistan in this circus !!! China is gonna sell it's newly built small size and range helicopters and jets which are in Beta mode .. .will be sold to Fackistan which is China's "Testing ground". China knows how to deal with beggars !!!!
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After milking USA all these years for aid,Pakistan has got a chance to milk the Chinese who are desperate for access to the Persian Gulf via Pakistan.Getting the money Pakistan will export its biggest export to China,the Jehadis to create trouble in Xinjiang.
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TERA PAYO (PAKISTAN)
Terribly uneasy atmosphere prevails in India on the visit of Chinese PM to Pakistan! Blackies are getting blacker and blacker with their rear window getting wider and wider. Possibly the Ladakh incursion will also be discussed in detail.
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najeeb (EU) replies to TERA PAYO
what terrible uneasy you are talking about? if india wanted india can arm afghanistan...ididot you are relying on others...very badly..and compare india the same..you are lost your underwear infront of the world community.
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LADA KHAYO (INDIA) replies to TERA PAYO
yaya, same happened with pak when Washington, Clinton and Obama visited. These PORKISTANIS will even sell their sisters and mothers to get the technology which they themself can never make.... LOL...
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Chodu (India) replies to TERA PAYO
We know only one thing, Paki beggars are setting their begging bowls in line before Li reaches there, they will start with this slogan, ........."Allah ke naam pe dede babbu Li, Allah Tala bhalee karenge. One of the Raw agent has just sent this news that Pakis are rehearsing this presently, soon after Li lands in Pak, real drama will start,.... Zardari will dust Li's dhoes and will tell him in his ear, ....keep me and my 10% in mind, ZardariI will say, I will lay down whole Pakistan for my ten precent.
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SSuman Bon Mal Feo (AL)
I wish ties between China & pak goes off track
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The joint statement from these 2 countries will shut you up Mr. Reporter feedign on propaganda and bias.
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reghu agrasala (Manglore) replies to Pakistani
And China will continue to "finish" Islamic separatists with the silent support help of Islamic Pakistan !!! People's Republic of China identifies terrorism as one of "Three Evils" which also include separatism and religious fundamentalism. Do you know ?
Black Hindu (gay hind)
I love seeing bIackies crying lol ...shame on bIackies who suckedd Chinese d!cks for 20 days not even a month ago. You bIackies are suckerss , no wonder a foreigner waitress is ruling you for 40 years. Look at ur home first my bIackie slaves!
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Have the govt office AC been switched on or they are going to welcome Li under tree? When Pakistan said they will eat grass to develop nuclear, I hardly realised they meant business.
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Indiana (From India) replies to Indian
hahaha...lolz... they will PANKHA him, with their mom's burkha.... lolz
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Patroit Indian (Delhi)
China is a Frined of Pakistsan and both are enemies of India. Now let us accept the truth that the friendship among them is just becuase they have the common enemy. We must not poke nose or feel jealous if they work with each other and strengethen there strategic Ties. WE need to look at our problems, We Could do Nothing when china entered ladkah except issuing statements in new delhi. Please wake up Indians and stop ignoring the facts,
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Santosh (Bangalore) replies to Patroit Indian
Well Bro, I to an extent disagree with you. When they entered Ladakh our army give many options to Govt. like diplomacy, Border hotline, meeting at different army & ministry level and at the end USE OF MILITARY. Our govt. choose DIPLOMACY ahead of anything else. Not that we cannot fight them, but it was evident that the issue will be resolved by talks. So ur right by saying that how they came 19 km inside BUT we could not do anything is ... WRONG. :) Cheers
WHAT HAPPENED TO CHINESE WHO DESCARTED QURAN.
hahaha BC.....Indian G on fire.....Pakistan termed as China's Iron Brother as soon the PM touched down our homeland. Long live Sino-Pak friendhsip.
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reghu agrasala (Manglore) replies to Rafay321
Without US$ aid and pirated Chinese technology, Islamabad cannot threaten a civilized neighbour like India. Agree ?
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yaqoot (Canada) replies to reghu agrasala
And without Russian arms to feed its armed forces, India cannot threaten Pakistan either, what is your point?
Indian (India) replies to yaqoot 10 hrs ago
hahah... NO POINT... 1969, 1971, Kargil war ...was won with conventional weapons.All this proves that Pak is not even 1% a threat to india... to defeat PAK without nukes, India will take not more that 2 weeks, and with nukes, like Agni, Brahmos etc. it would not even take half a day... Accept the fact, pak EVEN WITH CHINA SUPPORT is no threat to INDIA. Look at the vast Indian Navy... even china & US have respect for it. Pak does'nt even have a decent NAVY... so ur point is BASELESS. Look you & pakistan givt. knows it very well but if you don't want to admit it, nothing is goint to change. :)
LI WAS WELCOMED BY ZARDARI AT AIRPORT. LI IS ONLY A PREMIER AND HIS COUNTER PART IS PM OF PAKISTAN KHOSO.PAKIS LICK THE FEET OF CHINESE.
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This is the sorry state of pakistan, the only economy they have besides terrorism is taking their begging bowl "Ek paisa dhe dho allah ke nam" either to the IMF, US , Saudis, or China, the cycle goes on and on, its no wonder the country is full of lazy and unmotivated people. I thought Islam forbade taking any alms form "Kafirs"
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